Luxury and Love of the Planet!
Staying in eco-friendly resorts is no longer bathing in grey-water and using drop toilets. It is a clever combination of luxury, love of the planet, along with education on eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyles which not only enhances the stay but we can all take home the knowledge to improve our own environmental impact!
The hotel sector accounts for around 1% of global emissions and though this may seem small, growth in the sector means that the sector will increase its negative environmental impacts if it does not start to measure and reduce its carbon emissions. So how can we go on a holiday, or travel the globe, without adding to the already out-of-control negative impact on the environment? You can visit and support those properties that are making a very conscious effort to reduce their environmental impact. Easy! Here are Australia’s Top 5 Eco Resorts that are paving the way in eco-tourism:
1. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, NSW
An award-winning, ultra-luxury conservation-based resort in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains
2. Bamurru Plains, near Kakadu National Park, NT
One of the most immersive eco experiences available in Australia, all activities revolve around the spectacular landscape. Sleep in safari-style comfort in our bush camp bungalows and retreats, designed to immerse you in an untamed natural environment from the moment you wake up. Whether travelling as a couple, a family or a group, there are options to suit all.
3. Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini National Park, WA
Owned by the local Aboriginal people of ancient Pilbara, this environmentally friendly ‘Glamp Ground’ is set among staggering gorges, waterfalls and natural plunge pools Stay under the stars in our campground, or in comfortable glamping accommodation at the first and only facility to offer a glamping experience in the Karijini National Park.
4. Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania
Wake up in one of the geological wonders of the world, the only accommodation situated inside the world-famous Freycinet National Park. Find your quiet nestled in Freycinet National Park. Overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and with the Hazards mountain range as your backdrop, time stands still and your cares wash away from the moment you arrive.
5. Daintree Ecolodge & Spa, Queensland
The Daintree is the oldest living tropical rainforest on earth. Sleep among the trees in your own treehouse. Where rainforest meets the reef! Daintree Ecolodge, situated in the heart of the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, offers luxury in a breathtaking location. Our tropical rainforest retreat is the only boutique accommodation in the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, boasting 15 eco-friendly bayans in an awe-inspiring setting which will revitalise all your senses.
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*Source: International Tourism Partnership
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